Everyone knows about the clear blue waters surrounding the Cayman Islands, the wonderful amenities, the world-class hotels, but do you also know that it has some of the most fantastic shopping experiences in the entire Caribbean? While you enjoy the tropical weather and sandy beaches, you can also find some of the best merchants in the world, and Camana Bay is known for its tax and duty-free prices. Up to $800 worth of duty-free merchandise can go home with each shopper.
Look for things you will have a hard time finding anywhere else. The arts and crafts available are second to none. The art galleries, like The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, sell both locally themed art and international pieces. Antique maps, shipwreck finds, and precious coins can be purchased at Artifacts, a shop that specializes in antiques and items from the height of ship trade and piracy in the Caribbean.
Jewelry is also quite popular when shopping in Grand Cayman, and you won’t be disappointed by what you find in the Caymans. Bayshore Mall in George Town or the jewelry district in Cayman has all the finest pieces from both local and world renowned designers. Bvlgari, Cartier, and Mikimoto are just a few you will find. Also, be sure to check out Rocky’s Diamond Gallery, a family-owned business that specializes in high-end pieces.
Many locally made collectibles are available at Pure Art Gallery and Gifts, where you can also find Caymanite, a beautiful, natural stone native only to the Cayman Islands. World famous designers and brands like Vera Wang, Swarovski, Waterford, and Versace can be found at many of the local shopping areas, especially Kirk Freeport, where you will also find beautiful leather items. Fendi, Cartier, and Longchamp are just a few of the designer brands you will see.
And no one should visit Grand Cayman without checking out the many, delicious local beverages, especially the rum. Jacque Scott’s, BlackBeard’s, and Big Daddy’s are some of the best-known wine and liquor stores, specializing the many different types and brands of locally produced rum.
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